Notes from Underground and Harriet Jacobs are two different examples of two individuals who are desperate for freedom. Harriet Jacobs is a slave who in order to be free must be purchased from her slave owner while the underground man is free to do what he pleases without having to be purchased.
Harriet Jacobs is purchased by someone who promises she will be freed, yet is made to serve them after being purchased from her slave owner. We never learn if Harriet Jacobs continues her struggle to be freed or if the underground man is ever freed from his mental state of anguish. We are only left with the last passage of, ‘The notes of this paradoxalist do not end here, however. He could not resist and continued them. But it also seems to me that we may stop here.
Both Harriet Jacobs and Notes from the Underground leave us wondering what the outcomes may be.